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‘Game of Thrones’ might spawn new HBO shows, says creator

NEW YORK – HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is in its home stretch. But the game isn’t over for its creator, George R.R. Martin, who is in the thick of planning for potential new series on the network....

DATE: May 21, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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‘Twin Peaks’ in a time of peak weirdness

Last we saw FBI Agent Dale Cooper, he was in the Great Northern Lodge in the fictional town of Twin Peaks, Washington, staring into a cracked bathroom mirror with a maniacal grin. Staring back at...

DATE: May 20, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Get ready for a ‘Dynasty’ reboot

Add another TV reboot to the long list of shows back from the dead: “Dynasty” will debut on the CW this fall. The new version of “Dynasty,” the prime-time soap that aired on ABC from 1981 to 1989,...

DATE: May 19, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Roger Ailes, architect of conservative TV juggernaut Fox, is dead at 77

Roger Ailes, who mastered the art of selling political candidates like Hollywood celebrities and was the architect of conservative-oriented TV news, has died at 77. Fox News reported the death,...

DATE: May 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

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Katy Perry is the first judge named for new ‘American Idol’

Pop star Katy Perry is the first judge to be named for the new season of “American Idol,” which was revived by ABC for the 2017-2018 season. The show, which pulled in 38 million viewers at its peak...

DATE: May 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Music

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‘Deadwood’ actor Powers Booth dies at 68

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Powers Boothe, the character actor known for his villain roles in TV’s “Deadwood,” and in the movies “Tombstone,” “Sin City” and “The Avengers,” has died. He was 68. Boothe’s...

DATE: May 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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Don’t bother me, or else, Steve Harvey warns his staffers

NEW YORK – Steve Harvey wants to be alone. So don’t be knocking on his dressing room door. That’s just one of several pointed warnings to Harvey’s staff emailed by the talk-show host before the...

DATE: May 12, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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‘Twin Peaks’ and ‘Kill Bill’ actor Michael Parks dies at 77

NEW YORK – Michael Parks, a prolific character actor and a favorite of directors Quentin Tarantino and Kevin Smith, has died. He was 77. Parks’ agent, Jane Schulman, says the actor died Tuesday in...

DATE: May 10, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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ABC reportedly inks deal to bring back “American Idol”

ABC has reportedly struck a deal to air a revival of the beloved singing competition “American Idol.” Variety reported on Friday that Core Media Group and FreemantleMedia, the production companies...

DATE: May 6, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment

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‘Happy Days’ cast reunites to remember Erin Moran

The cast of “Happy Days” has briefly reunited to remember cast mate Erin Moran, who died at her Indiana home last month. A photo shared online shows Ron Howard, Marion Ross, Don Most, Anson...

DATE: May 4, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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Outrage after ‘Survivor’outing: ‘Why haven’t you told anyone here you’re transgender?’

Super fans of “Survivor,” the hit reality TV game show that demands its contestants “outwit,” “outplay” and “outlast” each other, have spent 34 seasons forgiving the dirty tactics of those most...

DATE: April 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Film and TV

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MTV dumps gender-specific categories for Movie & TV Awards

NEW YORK – MTV has scrapped gender specific categories for its upcoming Movie & TV Awards. In place of the Best Actress and Best Actor categories, this year’s awards will honor a non-gendered Best...

DATE: April 7, 2017 | CATEGORY: Arts & Entertainment